I’ve been saying for years that liberals have a specific handicap: They think if they just explain to people why what they’re doing is wrong or ineffective, why, those people will just thank them and change their ways!
I put this on a par with the same distorted neocon fantasy that we would be greeted in Baghdad with flowers and cheers. It’s just not the way the world works.
Our problem with the politicians and other economic powers-that-be is that they know exactly what they’re doing, and simply make up cover stories to distract us. Our problem is that we need a vehicle through which our pressure becomes equal to, or greater than all their other pressures (like money).
I think a national strike on Election Day might get their attention.